Serving children and families in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline Counties.

Don't see your city or county listed? Contact us to see if there is an office near you!

Our office is located at: 

10705 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

If you are intersted in becoming a Foster Parent, please call
(540) 613-5120 or email

For Placement Needs or Client Referrals please call (540) 446-5146 or email

For emergency placements after hours, call our emergency line:

For Billing questions please call (877) 566-9624 or email



Meet the Staff


Michael Paige 200x200Michael Paige

Site Manager

I am a God fearing man, Washington, DC native, Virginia State University graduate (bachelor's and master's), proud Omega Psi Phi man, and honored uncle. I love to bowl, exercise and ride my motorcycle when the weather permits. I believe everything happens for a reason and that God's plan will be revealed in due season. I attempt to live, laugh and love daily. I believe working in the human service field is a humbling experience, and I am thankful for the gifts God has blessed me with. Family is most important to me and without their support and love, I feel life would be far more difficult to tackle.

Gretchen200x2001Gretchen Rusden

Recruitment Coordinator

I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and have been living in Fredericksburg since the end of 2011. My degree is from Arizona State University and is a Bachelors in Business and Communications. Previously I have worked for Ebay Marketing Solutions and focusing on digital media marketing. My favorite thing about living on the east coast are the seasons and fall is by far my favorite. I have a wonderful husband and son who I love more than anything. 

charlesetta mellsCharlesetta Mells

Foster Parent Coordinator

My passion is helping others. When not working, I can be found reading a book or watching a good movie. "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Cynthia ColemanCynthia Coleman

Case Manager

With a decade of mental and behavioral health experience, I am driven by my desire to help those affected by mental health and behavioral issues. By utilizing integral life skills, I promote self-esteem, increase self-awareness, and provide both my clients and their families with a greater sense of life satisfaction. When not working with mental and behavioral health, I enjoy playing softball, shopping, and helping others.

Angela_EdmondsAngela Edmonds

Executive Director

I was excited to find my home with ncgCARE in March of 2010. I have been a long-time athlete, participating in softball, lacrosse and cheerleading since I was 8 years old. I continue to have a passion for fitness and enjoy running in races and competing in physique shows through the National Physique Committee. I have been happily married to the man of my dreams since 2012 and confidently exclaim that my biggest accomplishments in life are my sons.

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